The Race Is On
Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie
It Must Have Been The Roses
I've Been All Around This World
Monkey And The Engineer
Deep Elem Blues
To Lay Me Down
On The Road Again
May 27, 2022 Subject:
The Reckoning rough mix tape.
Isn't this is what the band gave Arista as a prototype for the Reckoning LPs ? It's their studio work-up taken from the live shows in the fall of 1980. Consider it the bands "rough mix" to be given to the record company.
Yes they were on the road on March 4th 1981. The date could reflect the end of the engineering work to produce the song order per the bands liking. The band didn't need to be present for that editing work.
Somebody copied Reckoning to the Dead Archives and passed it off as a Charlie Miller recording of a show that never happened. I had to check the publication date to see if it was 4/1. Very funny, whoever did this.
This tape is purportedly the GD's Club Front mix that
was submitted to Arista for the Reckoning LP in 1981. Noticeable differences are mainly the presence of more audience between some songs, and the mix is a bit different from the final LP.
Fifteen tracks were released on a single CD in 1988 (with OBIANL omitted), then remastered again and expanded for the 2006 double CD reissue. This sounds quite different from the CD versions...
March 6, 2019 Subject:
Wrong Date and Venue
This show is mislabeled. March 2nd and 3rd they played Cleveland followed by Pittsburgh on the 5th and 6th. Club Front in California, had no room for a live audience, which is clearly present in this recording.
The recording is of a good quality, but from the previous fall. You’ll recognize a number of cuts from the Reckoning release because of distinct vocal comments (Monkey and the Engineer & Ripple).
I’m quite surprised Charlie Miller’s name is attached to this, as his work and attention to detail is usually top notch.